the Week of Proper 4 / Ordinary 9
Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary Greek Lexicon
Strong's #286 - ἀμνός
- a lamb
lamb, S. Fr. 751, Ar. Av. 1559; ἀμνοὶ τοὺς τρόπους lambs in temper, Id. Pax 935: metaph., ὁ ἀ. τοῦ θεοῦ John 1:36 : fem. (cf. ἀμνή, ἀμνίς), Theoc. 5.144, 149, AP 5.205. — Oblique casesusu. formed from ἀρήν, q. v. (For ἀβνός, i.e. agynos, cf. Lat. agnus.)
ἀμνός, (οῦ, ὁ (from Sophocles and Aristophanes down), a lamb: Acts 8:32; 1 Peter 1:19; τοῦ θεοῦ, consecrated to God, John 1:29, 36. In these passages Christ is likened to a sacrificial lamb on account of his death, innocently and patiently endured, to expiate sin. See ἀρνίον.
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ἀμνός , -οῦ , ὁ ,
[in LXX chiefly for H3532;]
a lamb: fig., of Christ (DCG, ii, 620b), John 1:29; John 1:36, Acts 8:32 (LXX), 1 Peter 1:19 (cf. ἀρνίον ; Cremer, 102, 635).†
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Syll 6159 (iii/A.D.) ἀμνὸς λευκὸς ἐνόρχης. Herwerden (s.v. ἀρήν) quotes an inscription from Cos 408, ἀμνὰν καὶ ἀμνόν. The noun (etymologically identical with Lat. agnus, our yean) is only four times found in NT, always with the sacrificial connotation which is abundant in LXX. See under ἀρήν.
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